You know that saying about dinner parties where no one remembers what they had for dinner but they always remember dessert? Well two weeks ago I went to a child’s first birthday party where the grandmother made an exquisite chocolate mousse topped with chopped strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. It was hard to forget and I’ve been browsing since for a simple recipe to make for my friends and family. So here we are, Memorial Day and I found a chocolate mousse recipe on the back of a Ghiradelli chocolate bar. The verdict? Delish! The recipe was easy to follow. The main ingredients include egg yolks, a good brand of chocolate, and heavy cream.
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1, 6 oz. bar of unsweetened chocolate baking bar, chopped
- Heat one cup of cream in saucepan over medium heat until hot but not to a boil
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until a pale yellow.
- Gradually stir half of the hot cream mixture into the egg mixture. Stir and pour back into the hot cream saucepan.
- Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Cool for 10 minutes and stir in chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Beat remaining 1 1/2 cups whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
- Fold 3/4 cups of whipped cream into chocolate and gradually fold in the rest of the cream until well incorporated.
- To serve, pipe chocolate mousse into martini glasses or small tea cups and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.